Johnny Depp meets paralyzed fan before concert
Actor-rocker Johnny Depp met his paralyzed fan Amanda Currie ahead of the Hollywood Vampires’ Connecticut concert. Currie bought advance tickets last year to see her hero, Johnny Depp, in concert, but was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in 2015 while completing her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, reported Us magazine.
Her condition continued to worsen as the concert approached, and soon Currie was completely paralyzed from the neck down. Before the show, the 53-year-old actor and his bandmates, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, met their fan inside her ambulance.
“It was wonderful, amazing and awesome. It was everything I ever wished for and more the best thing that ever happened to me. He was understanding and sweet and so hot! He is talkative, charming and funny and very down-to-earth. It was very exciting to meet him, a huge rush. The whole experience was magical. I still can’t believe it’s real, even though I have pictures to prove it. I will remember most how caring and sincere he was. He makes you feel special you can’t top that! He encouraged me to fight this cancer,” Currie said.
She watched the show from backstage and said the performance was “10 out of 10 amazing. The music was really good and Depp’s performance was wonderful”. Hollywood Vampires also dedicated the performance to “their friend Amanda.”